Resources for Unconscious Bias training
Listed here are readings and an online tool designed to help make individuals more aware of their assumptions and biases about race and ethnicity.
- Project Implicit is a strong internet-based resource: their Project Implicit Social Attitudes test is a highly regarded and often-cited resource to help demonstrate everyone's implicit or unconscious biases.
• Read a summary of the Implicit Association Test published in the University of Virginia Magazine
- Many universities and colleges have online information about unconscious bias. For one example, see the web page at the University of California, San Francisco.
- The book Banaji and Greenwald, Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People (Delacorte, 2013; ISBN 978-0553804645) is a well-regarded book that helpfully explores the subject.
Background resources: What is implicit bias?
- Erik Girvan, "Implicit Bias in Decision-Making: An Introduction." Online workshop video.
- Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow (New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2011)
- Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Notes on Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow
- Julie Posselt, Inside Graduate Admissions: Merit, Diversity, and Faculty Gatekeeping (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016)
- Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity, "State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2016"
- Facebook's Managing Bias program (with videos)
What can we do about implicit bias?
- "Why Diversity Programs Fail," Harvard Business Review
- Jean Waltman and Carol Hollenshead, Principles for Good Practices: Prepared for University of Michigan ADVANCE Departmental Transformation Grant
- Erik Girvan, "Implicit Bias in Decision-Making: Specific Applications." Online workshop video.
The AMS Planning Committee on Race and Ethnicity in the Profession (co-chairs Judy Tsou and George Lewis; members Naomi André, Mark Burford, Bonnie Gordon, Mark Katz, Tammy Kernodle, Alejandro L. Madrid, and Steve Swayne) would be interested to hear of additional resources that AMS members have found useful. Write to them with suggestions at any time.